Your College Hockey Journey Begins Here!
In this issue:
- Plan Your Visit – Learn About the Team and the School
- Market Yourself - Leave A Positive Impression with The Coach and The School
- Article of the Month – What Type of Players Are Coaches Looking For?
- Our Rookies– New at Your-College-Hockey.com.
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Learn About the Team and the School
The NCAA College hockey teams have posted their schedules. It's a great time to plan your campus visit. A campus visit is an excellent opportunity to get in depth information about the team and the school and experience the campus first hand. Make sure you understand the two types of campus visits when you are planning your trip. Your visit is also an opportunity to leave a strong, positive impression on the coach. One of the better ways to do this is by preparing questions to ask the coach while you are there.
When you visit a college, it's a great time to learn about the coach, the team, and the campus life. It is also a huge opportunity to create a positive impression on everyone you meet - from the coach to the players to anyone related to the school.
Part of creating the positive impression is to be prepared. While you are at home, you will have already prepared your questions to ask the coach. The next thing to have with you is your profile information in a simple and specific format. You may also want to have a CD with video of your capabilities. and game hi-lites. Finally, make sure you are up to date on the NCAA rules for contact and correspondence with coaches.
The coaches are in the rinks logging huge amounts of hours watching games as they try to find players to fit into their programs. They have a list of criteria they focus on when they are scouting players. It is interesting to note that talent is not the number one item on their list. It falls several items back.
In this month's issue we talk to TJ Manastersky - Head Coach of the Curry College Colonels, Jeff Meredith - Head Coach of the Fredonia State Blue Devils and Kody Van Rentergem - Goalie Coach/Hockey Operations Coordinator for the Robert Morris University Colonials to learn what coaches are looking for both on and off the ice.
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